The Red-tailed Hawk family has succeed in having two eyas. Very hard to see them but I can hear them and see them flapping around high in the nest.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Red-tailed Hawk at work oct 21, 2011

When ever I see a red-tailed hawk I know it will be a good day. I walk to my car at lunch and see this beauty flying by. He landed right in front of me on the lights.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Juvenile Red tailed hawk with full crop and flying well

Fun shots today of a juvenile red tail. What a beautiful female.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Adult Red-tailed hawk in mating tree August 18 2011

Wonderful to see the adult red-tailed hawk by work. Sitting in the tree enjoying the sun. You can tell she is molting.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Red-tailed Hawk family - all four - Soaring in sky August 15 2011

Today I was thrilled to see my family of hawks soaring high above the Scarborough Civic Centre.
The sound of the juvenile red-tails calling got my attention. I stood and watched them soar around and around.

As I drove around the corner by the TTC I saw two juveniles in the tree calling to each other. There was a groundhog on the ground and the one swept down over him.
Both fledged red-tails look really good.

My friend Eileen said in Cherokee, red tails are called "tookini" or small hawk.

I was honoured to see them today.

Offically today the migration has started. Osprey, American Kestrels, Sharp Shinned Hawk and Northern Harriers were seen flying by the bluffs.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Red-Tailed Hawk - Juvenile Yahhhhhhhhhhh July 19 2011

When you stop looking there they are. On my way back from lunch saw a hawk sitting on top of a tree. I was sure it was a adult until I heard it call. Man what a beautiful female juvenile.

One beautiful juvenile red-tailed hawk seen today July 19 2011

On my way back from lunch I saw a large red-tailed hawk sitting in a tree by the TTC. Stopped to have a good look and sure enough it is a very large female juvenile from this year. Still had some gold colours on the chest. Doing the baby cry. I estimate that it fledged a good 3 to 4 weeks ago by colour, and behaviour. Beautiful brown tail.

Did get a couple of shots and will file later.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Red Tailed Hawk sitting in old nest tree

Carol emailed me to say that there was a red-tailed hawk sitting in the old nest tree.
So they are around just not seen easily.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

No sign of hawks

Went for a short walk today but no sign of young fledglings or adults. Will check again in a few days. They could be there but you can't see anything in the woods.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

See Adults flying all over the place

I have no idea of how big the eyas are - the nest is now completely covered and protected by leaves. I did see the female fly into the nest and the male soaring over the Civic Centre.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Red-Tailed Hawk flying by building June 2, 2011

Today I saw the adult red-tailed hawk flying low over the building being chased by red-winged black birds. He went directly to the consillium building and sat at the top for some time. First I have seen of the adult as the nest area is so full of leaves I can barely find the nest.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Red Tailed Hawk Nest

I have a very tiny window to see into the nest. Above female resting. Below 2 eyas through the branches.

Male getting dinner

Friday, May 20, 2011

2 Baby Red-Tailed Hawks May 20, 2011

I stopped in today at the nest and saw two eyas between the branches. It is so full of leaves and banches it is hard to see anything. Both parents were there but again with all the leaves hard to see. Wonderful to see them so well protected. May be a third eyas somewhere in there. Ann

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Eyas have arrived - May 10, 2011

Popped over to the nest this afternoon and there are eyas in the nest. The female was dipping over and over so she is obviously feeding someone.

Due to the amount of leaves already it will be very difficult to see how many until they are able to stand on the edge.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Female Red Tailed Hawk still sitting on nest. Any day now for babies

Today Carol and I stopped by but all we saw was the tail of the red-tailed hawk. No signs of feeding yet. Due date is this week.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Male soaring in the sky, Female on nest April 29 2011

At physio today I was so pleased to see the male red-tailed hawk soaring around. I sat in the chair and enjoyed the spins and wing flapping as he went by the window over and over again. Eyas are due next week.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Female on Nest - can barely see her april 24, 2011

The female was sitting on the nest which is in a red oak tree. I can barely see her anymore. Look closely in the branches for a peak of her face.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Male and Female seen soaring around the area April 15, 2011

Over the week I have seen either the male or female soaring around the Scarborough Civic Centre. The other partner is on the nest which is a red oak tree. In less than a couple weeks you won't be able to see the nest at all. Encased in leaves. I hope to see eyas early May.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Female Red-Tailed hawk April 5 2011

Suzanne and i walked by the nest today. The male was sitting on the nest today as well. No sign of the female. These shots are from the other day.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Red Tailed Hawk Male in the nest - Mating still going on

Gary Diane and I went to look for the red tails. We saw them and they were very busy. The male was on the nest, took off and mated with female and then went right back on the nest. The female was soaring everywhere. Beautiful.
Look closely for the red tail.

Female enjoying the day off the nest. Flying all over the place.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Still building the nest around the female

I was surprised to see the red tailed hawk flying towards me with a branch in his mouth. No time for photos.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Male Red-Tail

Chris joined me on my search for red-tails today. Here is one of her shots by the Scarborough site. Check out her blog and photos. Amazing shots and amazing photographer.
Chris McConnell

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Male and Female Red-Tailed hawk seen March 26, 2011

Saw male hawk today soaring in the sky. Female was very content to sit in tree and watch.


Male (check out the size difference in breast)